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this just in, you are looking at obviously a very disturbing live shot there. that is the world trade center and we have unconfirmed reports this morning that a plane has cras hed into one of the towers of theorld trade center. ♪ where were you when the world stopped turning ♪ ♪ that september day ♪ teaching a class full of innocent children ♪ ♪ orme driving down some co col
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interstate ♪ >> larrytonight, one simplee question, many life changing answers. where were s you on september 11th, 2001? your mother and tell r usyou love her ♪ ♪ did you dust off that bible at home ♪ >> larry: next on "larry king weekend." ♪ where were you when theong w stopped turning on that september day ♪ >> larry: thanks for joining us. we begin a very special week of coverage with a very different show tonight. as anyone who watches this program knows, my interviews usually involve a lot of different questions on a lot of different topics. tonight we're asking only one thing. where re you on september 11th? the answers, as you'll hear, are as individual as the people op giving them. some come from those who experienced 9/11error firsthand, others people who watched events unfold froma
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distance, caught up in grief. stories of personal and in the case of defense secretary rumsfeld, a little prophetic. you were right here when the pentagon -- >> i was. >> larry: and someone told me you had spoken to a congressional delegation >> right here in room. >> larry: in this room about terrorism that morning? >> i said -- i had an 8:00 breakfast -- that sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, ten, 12 months there would be an en occur in the world that would be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people again how important it is to have a strong, healthy defense department that contrites -- that underpins peace and stability in our world, andha w that is what underpins peace and stability is the fact we can't have healthy economies and active lives unless we live in a peaceful, stable world. and i said tt to these peopl and someone walked in and handed the note and said that a plane had just hit the world trade center. and we adjourned the meeting and
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i went in to get the cia briefing right next door here and the whole building shook within 15 minutes.d an it was a jarring thing. >> larry: and you ran toward the smoke? >> mm-hmm. >> larry: because? >> oh, goodness. who knows? i wanted to see what had happened. i wanted to see if people needed help. and went downstairs and helped for a bit with some people on stretch e stretchers. and then i came back up here and started to realize ihad to get back up here and get at it. >> i was i lima, peru, with the eresident of peru, at breakfast. we were having a meeting talking about economic issues, talking about how he wanted a better trading relationship with the united states, when the notes came in. i got myi note just a little before he was being handed a note. and when i saw the note and
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realized there were two planes -- >> larry: that's what it said? >> it said two planes, first a jet and a prop plane. the first report is a little off. when i saw it was two, immediately said it wasn't an accident. it had to be a terrorist incident. and then within a few moment other tes came in and the magnitude of the disaster was obvious and our meeting was. about to finish. i was in peru for an organization of the american states meeting to pass a charter of democracy for the western hemisphere. and so i went to that meeting while my plane was being readied. i canceled the rest of my trip. while my plane was being readied i went to that meeting and eceived the condolences from all of my colleagues in th organization of american states, 34 nations, and then they rose and applauded and we, by unanimity endorsed this charter for democracy as they responded to the terrorists. >> i was flying to milwaukee,
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wisconsin, and -- >> larry: you were on an airplane? >> we were on an airplane, landed, refueled, and came back to washington, d.c. we were one of the planes that came back with a fighter escort landing in a seing that was very troublesome. i could see the smoke from the pentagon from about 50 miles out. and it was a very distressing thing, obviously. it's not nearly as distressing for to have witnessed that as it was f the people and the famili families whose lives were destroyed in that attack. but it obviously is very disconcerting to return to this city in a setting where the kind of attack which had been launched on america was still under way. >> i was in senator kennedy's office. i had gone over to brief the education committee on the results of a summit i had had earlier in the summer about
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early childhood education. actually i heardoue as i got ie car about the first plane but, of course, we thought then it was maybe some strange accident and then by the tim we heard about the second plane, i was there in his office. >>arry: did they rush you right back toet you -- >> no, we stayed there, actually, for a long time. it was he and senator joe gray came in, are who was also on the education committee. of a very different mind than the president's. we stayed there for quite some time until we got the word that they were evacuating the capitol as well as the white house. >> larry: interesting a kennedy and a bush together. >> i know it. exactly. and i thought about that at the time, of course. i kn how h had been so -- our whole country was so impacted by his brother's death, but how personally that that must have been for him and then to him on such a day. >> i spent that day down in the
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emergency operation center, the president's center down under the white house. >> larry: is that colin's bunker? >> no, it's a word i use, the peoc. >> larry: and who was there? >> dick. i went down with him. condi rice was there most of the day. people came in and out. the fbi had -- the cia had dropped in and out. we were in television contact with different offices. >> larry: lynne, how many different moods -- rage, anger -- what was going on? >> at the time everyone was just cool and professional. >> larry: really? >> yes. of course there were gasps when the towers went down, but, really, so little display of emotion in that room and it s exactly right that there wasn't. i have since, though, had a chance to look arat some photographthat were taken and people have the most devastated looks on their faces.
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>> larry: where were you when you heard of thecr first crash? >> i was in the city and i got a call to turn on the television. there was a plane hit the world trade center and then i saw the second one and immediately called the white house. and spoke with the president a very short period of time and urged him to shut down the airspace around new york and they immediate ltly shut down t try.pace around the coun who knows what else may have happened if the president hadn't taken that step. >>hen i first found out about it, i was just finishing a breakfast at the peninsula hotel in midtn, manhattan. i was notified that there was -- that something had struck the world trade center. and the first notificatio was it was a twin-engine plane. so we rushed down -- we shed down to the trade center and on the way down we found out that it was a large plane and while we were going down the second
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plane hit, and maybe about three minutes before we got there, and ia realized at that point thatt was a terrorist attack when the second plane hit. when i have time i reflect on it and look at the devastation and just a minute ago as i was walking in here i said to someone, i can'tac b dlieve some actually did this to new york city, to our city. how could they attack two buildings and we have 5,000 to 6,000 people missing? that's one of the largest military attacks in history. >> what's the situation right now? >> the situation is that two airplanes have attacked apparently -- what? all right. let's go north then. >> do you know what happened? >> come with us. come with us. i didn't miss a premium payment for 10 years. the minute i got sick, i lost my insurance.
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it's 82 in new york. i'm bryant gumbel. there has been a plane crash at the world trade center. we understand that a plane has crashed into the world trade center. >> larry: pictures no one will ever forget, particularly not the people who reported the events of september 11th were stunned and terrified the nation. following a summer when chandra levy dominated headlines, the 9/11 attacks gve american journalists a renewed sense of purpose. >> we are getting ready to sign off, charlie and i, and in our
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ear theyay those words, hold on a second, andth then the nex thing they say, ite appears a plane may have crashed into the world trade center and we did exactly what everybody in the country did, i think, watching it, you enter this state of sort of csetive denials and you think, well, it must have been a tragic accident by an amateur pilot. and then yout see the next pla coming, well, that must be a fire retardant plane, no, no, a plane coming to help, and it takes a long time to compute that this is the thing we have never seen before and we had a wonderful reporter on the air from the scene itself and he said this is the sound of shrieking like a missile. this is like a plane being used as a missile. and we knew. we knew. >> i think in many ways people are always keen to know what our own personal feelings were at the time. i thk in some respects that people like us at moments like that are protected somewhat from having emotional reactions
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because you're so focused and working so hard. >> larry: does it set in later? >> yes. but in that weekit set in. it came and went. for me there was one very tough moment in e middle of the day, i turned around and there was a message from my chilen sayg they called, my son goes to school in california and my daughter to school in massachusetts. and i just lost it. in fact, i even lose it sometimes telling the story and i turned around to the audience and i said, now we all have to talk to our children. you must call your children. and that was the only moment that i just thought, hey, get it together, jennings. you're losing it here. so we haveou four major commercl aircraft which have been involved in either accidents or violence ay. >> imb remember it was such a beautiful day. it was clear and crisp and it in new so running through the lobby i said to somebody, one of my neighbors, did you hear what happened? he said, the election is not over already, is it?
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i said, no, a plane hit. the second plane, and i heard the account of that happening, and it was a reporter that i knew on h radio and he was describing it as an airliner and other people at washington square park were describing the low flyover, a i knew that we were -- then had been a terrorist attacked. >> larry: did you know the world had change sfd? >> i knew the world had changed. >> just benning for it to sink in what we are going through and we are just halfway through this day. >> larry: how far do you live from where you work? >> well, 20 minutes. it tk me about 12 minutes that morning. li>>arry: and what was that ride like? >> well, i was listening to the radio, taking telephone calls, and i could see when i came to our broadcast center between 10th and 11th avenue and 10th avenue i did a stop to take a look and couldn't see gmuch. could see smoke coming out and also traffic was beginningo stack up and people were
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beginning to come back from that area not yet in great waves but as any reporter would say, this is huge. this is really huge. and then for about threenano seconds i thought, wow, dan, the best thing is to right to the heart of the story. and i thought about going down. i thought, no, i'd better get w inside because there will be a lot of anchoring to do. the word of the day is steady. yes, there have been some terrible things happening, but until and unless we know the facts, it's very difficult to draw many conclusions. >> it was very strange. at one point i wrote a note to charlie gibson, he had done something, and i wrote a note commending him t and he said, isn't it great to be back in the news business again? isn't it terrible the reason we are? >> larry: do you remember your first thoughts? >> you just knew that something horrible had happened. >> larry: you were numb, right? >> this is not possible.
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d then it's bad enough to see it but then to see that building coming down and notven beinge able t agine how are they getting out? what are they doing? what is happening? and to have to record it, i thought the anchors of all of the networks, cnn, everybody, they just di a fantastic job keeping everybody -- as much addressed as we could. >> i was in my office, west 57th street. we have a window that looks directly south. we could not actually see the building but we could see the smoke and everything. >> larry: do you remember what your first thoughts were? >> well, i thought it was a plane that had -- a small plane that somebody had lost control u of. it didn't owe can r to me it was a terrorist attack. >> larry: when the second plane went in obviously -- became immediately apparent.
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>> larry: did you realize then that this world is upside-down? >> well, i'm not auick realizer of things like that. >> larry: you were slow. well, what did you think? >> i just sat there looking at television, sort of dumb, and thought how horrible it was. i had the grand aspec of it did noto occur to me. >> i was in florence the day, september 11th. we got back here as fast as we could. the first plane out was the following sunday. >> larry: what was it like for you to come back to new york? >> well, we came back and we had a personal experience. we have an apartment down by the united nations that overlooks theast river and looks downtown. normally you could barely see a corner of the world trade buildings down there. when we came back we could just see a great cloud of smoke and in the evening the red glow of fire still burning. we opened our windows, the apartment had been closed for
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the day, we had to shut them instantly. the fumes were so bad and we were probably three les north. >> larry: wow. >> it was not pleasant. >> off the island right now. >> right now they're walking. a lot of people are getting up to the bridges and they're working over the 59th street bre.idge, walking over the brooklyn bridge. >> long island railroad, we need service. new jersey. we want to get to new jersey, folks. go to 34th and 11 the javits center. long island railroad limited service. now working.
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it's just hard even to c contemplate the utter carnage and terror which has engulfed so
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many innocent people. >> it is th enormous emotion france has just learned of these monstrous attacks. there is no other word, that has struck the united states of america. >> in this most difficult hour, all israelis stand as one with the american people. ♪ >> larry: tonight we're asking one uestion,here were you on 9/11? some of e most dramatic answers have come from the many world leaders we've talked with, leade erers present and past. where were you on 9/11, mr. esident? >> australia. but i had an unusual experience because my former staff member cheryl's lls was in office with a full view.
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they called me between the time of the first tower was hit and the time the second tower was hit d talked me through it. >> larry: were you watching it, too? >> i later turned it on but i was downtown in port douglas where i had taken my family after the '96 election. >> larry: did you come right back? >> i did. the white house was kind enough to give me military transport and i left the next day and got home as quickly as i could. >> larry: what goes through the ind, the immediate former president watching this? >> i remember exactly what happened. bruce lindsey said to me on the phone, my god, a second plane has hit the tower, the second tower. i said, bin laden did thishe. that's the first thing i said. he said, how can you be sure? i said because only bin laden and the iranians could set up a n network to do this and they wouldn't do it because they have a country and targets bin laden. >> larry: did you think at the same time we came pretty close to getting him? >> yeah m. i thought that my virtual obsession with himas well fa
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faced and i was full of regret th i didn't get him. i immediately thought that he had done it. >> i was in the air over nova scotia when we first heardhe news. >> larry: what did you do? where were you going? >> coming to the united states. i was actually coming to los angeles and we were going to see the president a few days after that and then up to the united nations security council. and it didn't dawn on us right away. a plane had gone into the building. we didn't realize the extent. and i remember going to the cockpit and turning on the bbc world service and began to slightly dawn on us the extent of the catastrophe. and we headed home. we realized it was not the right time to burden the american administration with another guest. >> i was literally just about to give a speech. i was about to address our tradn union congress, and 's one of those moments you will never forget where you werere and wha you were doing at the time. and i just watched it with a sense of shock and disbelief, frany. >> larry: did you know there
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were that many britishers in that building? >> we didn't know, larry, for sure. it was obvious because it was a major financial center there would be british people there and, infact, the numbers of british people killed make it the worst terrorists incident terms of british people that there's been. >> of course when i saw is incident on the television, saw the flames coming from one of the towers, i couldn't believe it. at the beginning i thought maybe something, a eam. after some time changed the channel to cnn. another tower. it wasshocking. i couldn't believe my eyes. i thought a nightmare. i s wondering how could something like this could happen in the united stes.
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today we've had a national tragedy. two airplanes have crashed into the world trade center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country. freedom was attacked by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended.
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and i pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in psalm 23. even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i fear no evil hfor you are with me. >> larry: welcomeback. tonight just one question on "larry king weekend" where were you on 9/11? in answering, i guess it's initable some of the people would make comparisons to another terrible day still etched in our memories. where were you that morning? >> i was at home in new york. >> larry: do you remember was thtelevision on? >> yes, it s, and thens on i thk i was on the phone with my husband. there?ry: was he anywhere near >> not too near. >> larry: you've lived with shock your life, literally. your life has been a series of shocks. what was that like for you? >> i think everybody just obviously was just horrified and i think that the loss was so
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overwhelming but i think it did bring people together and that was something that that was really an extraordinary thing. >> to tell you the truth, the first thg i thought, larry, was what i thought when i was in dallas and john kennedy was killed. i thought i've got to get home. whatever home means to yo your instinct is that i've got to get to the place where i feel safe, where i feel protected, where i know there are people who love me, and the more i thought about it, in reality america is my ho. i'vee alws thought of home as being that little country place where i grew up. but the reality is that this whole nation mea so much to us, and we don'teally think about it or realize itntil something happens like that travesty on 9/11.
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>> i was on my way for a little physical checkup at walter reed army hospital in washington. i just walked out the door of the apartment building. i live in watergate south. and the door man had said there had been a plane flown into a d,building in new york. i said, well, that's a terrible thing. we didn't know the enormity of it unt we arrived at the hehospital and i learned more about it and the second plane and it's sort of like other days that will be etched in our memory forever. this is certainly an important one. >> actually we were in beaver creek at our home up in colorado. and my husband had gone out to swim. and came back from the pool and normally we don't have television on in the morning, only in the evening when we're watching "larry king." but the television washe on and heard all this noise and racket an i quick turned -- i was
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upstairs and i quick turned the television on to see what happened and i couldn't figure out where it was. i kne this was a terrible tragedy but i departmeidn't kno it was. >> larry: how was the president? >> he was just totally stunned. y. couldn't believe this could happen in our country. >> this is like the most remote and medieval state of india, doing a story. >> larry: was daniel with you? >> yes. >> larry: how did you hear about it? >> well, we were coming back from this s march following a disciple of gandy who was in the most dangerous area of india, just walking and having all these villagers following him. >> larry: you like stuffike this, huh? >> well, and then we went back to the hotel and put the tv on
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and like in the middle age there and we just collapsed. >> larry: did daniel immediately get on the phone, got to go cover this? >> yeah, yeah. oh, yeah. afghanistan was not exactly part as pakistan was. >> larry: back much of more of where were you on 9/11. my name is vonetta, and i suffer from allergies. [ male announcer ] we asked zyrtec® users and what it lets them do. the thing i love most about zyrtec®id is that it allows me to be outside. [ male announcer ] we bet you'll love zyrtec®, too -- or it's free.
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>> larry: we're back on this ninth aniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. here is more of "where were you? o"tell us the situation on september 11th. give us the situation regarding you and that building. >> well, we had an office on the 101st floor part of fitzgerald and has been venery gooyd for children for many years now and to children in crisis in milan and in london. i was just coming out of the "good morning america" studios and i looked up and johnny, my
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assistant, said an airplane has gone into our office. i said it simp wasn't possible. and then i realized, of course, it was a terrorist attack and then i just, like, couldn't believe it because we lost many friends in the building. >> larry: so the television is on, you are seeing the buildings both in disaster mode and you're talkg to your wife who has just been hijacked? >> yes. >> larry: and she says? >> she says we've just been hijacked. she told me th did not know she was making this phone call. she told me that she had been herded to the back of the plane, they were using knifes and box cutters to hijack the plane. mentioned that the pilot had n announced the plane had been hijacked, i believe she saide that. and she -- i had to tell her about the two airplanes that had hit the world trade cente >> larry: why?
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>> i just felt that i had to. i had to tell her. >> i was walking o the door to go to the grocery store and the phone rang and it was a friend asking ty was okay and where he was. she knew he was flying that morning. i had no idea what she was talking about. she told me and, of course, like every american i was just shocked and knew the day wasn't going to turn out anythg like i expected and just glued to the tv. >> larry: so the second plane hit. >> the second plane hit and i still department have any ght ty was involved. i wanted to talk to him. >> larry: were they giving you flight information then? >> i department know what flight he was on. i knew he was going to san francisco. the crash in pennsylvania cme on the tv and at that point i was very concerned. i knew that was the direction that his flight would have been going and the timing was about right. initially they said it was a flight bound to chicago, so i thought, ffokay, we're off the
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at o.with th and a few minutes later they came back >>on and said it was united. >>ary ry: did you know then? >> i knew immediately and i was standing behind the couch looking at the tv and iust remember, i yelled, no! and my friend was there. i said, you know, it's okay. maybe he's on a different flight. we don't know anytng yet. i said, no, this is his flight. and i had already seen the picture and i knew that no one was walking away from that plane. >> larry: lisa beamer's husband, todd, was one of the heroes of flight 93. we haven't heard about some of the other victims and we want to remember them and the people they left behind. >> he worked long hours and e-mail was a good way for us to just kind of touch each other in the day. and i sent him an e-mail at 8:47 andhe within the sject line it said ily nt, i love you, no
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text. i had to tell him i was thinking about m at that minute. i don't know why. i turned on e tv and saw what happened. my 3-year-old son saw me and said, what's wrong? i'm just real ly glad theif last week of his life was with his kids. and i sat them down and said daddy is not coming home. daddy died. i don't know how old your kids have to be, but that has to be the hardest thing. and. but then calls your interior lexus quiet. and automobile magazine goes comparing you to a cadillac. ♪ so much for the new kid fitting in with the rest of the class. the all new chevrolet cruze. starting under $17,000. get used to more. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] ever have morning pain slow you down? introducinbayer am,
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> he was respectful, intelligent, courteous, caring, alwa ys went out of his way for you. my sister, maria got in touch with james twice. she asked him, where was he? he was on the 105th floor. my sister asked him if he was
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alone. no, i'm not alone. there'a lot of people he. they were stuck. and at the same time that my younger sister and i were running for our lives, my younger brother, james cartier, 26 years old, was losing his. there's no closure. there's nothing. there's a giant void, an emptiness that will never, ever be filled. >> larry: tonight asking just one question, where were you on september 11th? many entertainers make careers out of playing out dramas. on 9/11he t wy watched with usll as a horfic drama was being played out in real life. real was near mont i was at my parents' place. >> larry: were they up? we were up and we were watching television. and of course- like everybody else -- larry: was the baby with you. >> no, the baby was sleeping. and like everybody else we thought it was a nightmare, and it is a nightmare, but we thought it was not real. we got very nervous about what we were seeing on television and
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i started to cry and i beaid, i can't believe how we can raise children in this world. i ran downstairs and looked at my son sleep. i came back u and i said, answer to myself, i know why. >> it was the first day of my son's preschool. i was asleep and was quickly awakened by it and watching tv like everyone else. >> larry: what were your first thoughts? >> yeah, just couldn't believe it. i just couldn't believe it. st couldn't. just impossible to believe. >> larry: did the boy go to school? >> yes, he did. did i tell him about it? absolutely not >> larry: what do you think of the aftermath oft, all that's gone on? >> well, it's an amazing time in american history, really is. there's a part of us, all of us, that are so proud of new york city and people in washington
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and hothey've reacted, of the community feeling, but also this horrible feeling that we in some ways are like these beautiful children that are kept from really seeing what's outthere. >> i was in my hse here in l.a. and woke up with the kids. >> larry: the kids? >> yeah. >> larry: and did they see it when you saw it? >> yes, they did. >> larry: reaction? >> they didn't understand. they didn't quite get it. so i just, with everything going on, you said they're safe, that they're going to be okay and, you know, not to worry about it. we just kept them away from the television. they're young kids. we kept them away from the television and talked about
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>> larry: alan, how did you come to write "where were you when the world stopped turning"? >> arry, it just came out of nowhere in the middle of the night. i played a show earlier that night. i flew home and i was laying in bed. at 3:00 in the morning i woke up and the chorus was literally running through my head, the i melody and the lyrics. i got up in my underwear, wept downstairs and put it on a little digital recorder so i knew if i didn't, i'd forget it by morning and wrote down -- i mean, i recorded some of the
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verse as well and got up the next day and finished writing the verses for the song. it wasus gift from god, i believe. >> larry: and when you w perfor it, as we'll see in a minute, are the crowd reactions always the same? is this a real emotional occurrence? >> yes, it's a very moving part of the show. it's really a difficult song to mix in -- changes the whole mood of the ow. i had to really kind of rethink my shed schedule when we started doing the song live in concert with the crowd reaction is always amazing. it's very emotional and uplifting. it's a little nervous for me, it moves me as well. >> larry: tonight you're in burgettstown, pennsylvania, western pennsylvania, not far from where that flight went down on 9/11. that's going to add something for tonight, isn't it? >> i know and i had the opportunity to sing on the
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streets of new york and it was really moving to be there where the towers were and this is t p first time i've played this close to the crash site, as far as i know. people sometimes tend to forget about the pentagon and where this plane went down and i try to remember thatas as well a big part of that tragedy. best of continued success. nt larry: alan, we wish you the good luck with the albume" "dri" and thanks for closing the show for us night. >> larry, thanks again for having us. we appreciate it. cnn. see you on >> larryyou're a good man. we're inhe song, too. here is alan jackson to close it out singing "where were you" and he's on stage in burgettstown, pennsylvania. ♪ where were you when the world stopped turning ♪ ♪ that september day wi♪ ♪ you in your yard with you wife and children ♪ ♪ work iing on some stage in>>
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larry: ♪ ♪ did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke ♪ ♪ rising against that blue sky ♪ did you shout out in anger and fear for yr neighbor ♪ ♪ or did you just sit down and cry ♪ ♪ did you weep for thechildren who lost their dear loved ones ♪ ♪ pray for the ones who don't know ♪ ♪ did you rejoice for the people sobbed for the ones left below ♪ ♪ the heroes whoat died just dog what they do♪ up to heaven for some kind of answer ♪ ♪ look at yourself wondering ♪ ♪ i'm just a singer of simple songs ♪ ♪ i'm not a real political man
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♪ i watch cnn but i'm not sure i can tell you the difference in iraq and iran ♪ ♪ but i know jesus and i talk to god ♪ ♪ and i remember this when i was young ♪ ♪faith, hope, and love are some good things he gave us ♪ ♪ the greatest is love ♪ where were you when the world stopped turning that september day ♪ ♪ teaching a class full of innocent children ♪ ♪ driving down some old interstate ♪ ♪ did you feel guilty because you're a survivor♪ ♪ in a crowdedoom did you feel alone ♪ ♪ did you callp your mother and tell her you d loved her ♪ ♪ did you dust off that bible at
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home ♪ ♪ did you open your eyes hoping it never happened ♪ ♪ close your eyes and not go to ♪leep ♪ did you notice the sun set the first time in ages ♪ ♪ speak to some stranger on the street ♪ ♪ did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow ♪ ♪ go out and buy you a gun ♪ did you turn off that violent movie you were watching ♪ ♪ turn on "i love lucy" reruns ♪ did you go to church and hold hands with some stranger ♪ ♪ stand in line and give your own blood ♪ ♪ did you stay home and cling tight to your family ♪ ♪ thank god you had somebody to love ♪ ♪ i'm just a singer of simple
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songs ♪ ♪ i'm not a real political man ♪ i watch m'cn but i'm not sure i can tell you the difference in iraq and ir iran ♪ ♪ but i know jesus and i talk to god ♪ ♪ and i remember this from when i was young ♪ ♪ faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us ♪ ♪ and the greatest is love ♪ i'm just a singer of simple songs ♪ ♪ i'm not a real polical man ure iatch cnn but i'm not s can tell you the difference in iraq and iran ♪ ♪ but i know jesus and i talk to god ♪ ♪ and i remember this from when i was young ♪ ♪ faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us ♪ ♪ and the


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